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April 25, 1997

Texas Tech Men's Tennis Loses Big 12 Match to Oklahoma State

AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Tech men's tennis team lost a tight match to Oklahoma State Friday by a score of 4-3.

The Red Raider led the match 3-1, before succoming to the Cowboys. Tech got victories at the No. 2, 3, and 4 singles spots.

Tyler Jimenez won in straight sets for the Raiders, recording a 7-6(7), 6-3 victory at the No. 2 spot.

"We had a chance to get it done tonight," said Texas Tech Director of Tennis Tim Siegel. "We just couldn't close. We feel really good about our chances to go the NCAA Tournament and we have played well over the last few weeks. I expect our team to rebound when we get to the NCAA regionals."

Oklahoma State 4, Texas Tech 3

No. 1 Pavel Kudrnac (OSU) def. Peter Danolic (TTU) 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 Tyler Jimenez (TTU) def. Martin Dvoracek (OSU) 7-6(7), 6-3
No. 3 Adam Baranowski (TTU) def. Chris Bates (OSU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
No. 4 Steve Wood (TTU) def. Brad Chiller (OSU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
No. 5 Rob Howarth (OSU) def. Ryan Shupe (TTU) 6-3, 6-4
No. 6 Daniel Russo (OSU) def. Doug Lacy (TTU) 6-4, 6-2

No. 1 Kudrnac/Dvoracek (OSU) def. Jimenez/Shupe (TTU) 8-3
No. 2 Bates/Chiller (OSU) def. Wood/Wheat (TTU) 8-4
No. 3 Howarth/Russo (OSU) vs Lacy Danolic (TTU) suspended

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